Vacant properties, business “grandfathering,” and annexation were among the topics addressed during joint work sessions of the city council and planning commission last week.
With the orange fence down and the square now open, city crews are moving on to the second phase of the renovation: making room for a new playground.
The city approved the district’s full local budget request – even adding extra funds for an early childhood education teacher.
Monday marked the final deadline to vacate one of Nome’s more infamous housing projects.
Diesel fuel leaking from a storage tank along a road in Wales has been contained, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.ADEC says it’s unknown how much fuel was in the tank when the leak began.
Nome’s Adrienne Michels, 31, was initially accused of manslaughter in the April 2014 death of Wagner Wongittilin. In June that charge was dropped in exchange for a guilty plea on three other charges.
Now in its fourth year in the region, Lemonade Day involved nearly 300 children around the Bering Strait last year, bringing in more than $6,500 in earnings and another $2,500 in donations.
Nome property taxes will drop from 12 to 11 mills as the city council ratifies an $11.3 million budget for the coming year.
Summer chum and Chinook salmon have begun their runs along the Yukon River.
A group of four boaters leaving Nome late Monday night were forced ashore by engine trouble. They started a fire to stay warm, but the flames quickly got out of hand.